Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

fuel_mug

You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There […]

Continue Reading

The Art and Science of Combining Fonts [Infographic]

365-helvetica_1920

This year I’ve had a crash course in fonts. Instead of teaching video, I am teaching Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I find that most people are like me and don’t know much about fonts, but they do know what fonts they like and that fonts can make or break a creative project. In  my […]

Continue Reading

Designing Your Church Website for the Unchurched

website design analog style

I recently finished reading the book Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. The main premise of his book is about “Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend”, which just happens to be his tagline for the book. After reading it, I was really challenged to see how we could relate that to our church websites. What would […]

Continue Reading

Tech Wreck Tuesday #19: No More Juice

battery light

I have no doubt that you have had situations where you had no more power in your phone’s battery at some point in your life. How are you going to send out that next tweet? The Angry Birds need you to fight those pigs! Without a phone, how will you document your life on Instagram […]

Continue Reading

5 Easy Tips to Read More Books

Read More Books

I don’t like to brag, but I read a lot of books. My goal for this year is to read at least 150 books (you can follow my progress on Goodreads by the way, I’d love to connect!). A lot of people ask me how I manage to read that many books, and still have […]

Continue Reading

Logo Designs: Youth for Christ Case Example

yfc stacked tagline-01

A logo can say a lot about a company before you ever read the tagline, learn about the mission statement, or see the company in action. The ministry I have worked with and been engaged with since I was in high school just went through a rebranding, including the first complete logo change in seventy […]

Continue Reading

The Power of a Selfie [Video]

Selfie Screenshot

The #BeautyIs campaign by Dove certainly puts their product line front and center, but they have started a wonderful conversation about real beauty and the power of self portraiture, also know as: Selfies. In this video, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade follows the journey of several high school girls and their mothers as they explore […]

Continue Reading